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Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument

Proclaimed the nation's first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt on September 24, 1906. The spectacular rock formation known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River. Once hidden below the earth's surface, erosion has stripped away the softer rock layers revealing Devils Tower.

 Known by several northern plains tribes as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site of worship for many American Indians. The rolling hills of this 1,347 acre park are covered with pine forests, deciduous woodlands, and prairie grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are abundant.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Devils Tower National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Visitor Center is open April through October, then closes for the season.
Spring Visitor Center hours are 8:30 a.m - 4:30 a.m.
Summer hours (May 24 - Sept 1) are 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fall hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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